Easy (and fun!) flower crafts for kids
- 1 Bunch of Gerbera Daisies (10 Stems)
- 1 Role of Copper Wire (Any Color)
- Bud vases (Number of vases depends on how many stems you want to add per vase
Fill each bud vase with water. If you have a packet of flower food, add the packet to the water before filling the vases. Flower food contains important nutrients that help your colorful blooms last longer!
Trim 1/2 inch off of the bottom of each Gerbera stem. This opens up new channels for the flowers to drink up fresh water.
Arrange in the bud vase. Depending on the width of the opening on your bud vase, 2-3 stems should fit snugly together. You can vary the number of stems per vase based on the number of vases you want to fill. You can vary the height of each Gerbera in the vase by cutting more or less off of the stem.
Time to add embellishments!
- Cut a foot of the copper wire with a pair of scissors.
- Use a pencil or stick as a guide to help wrap the copper wire into a spiral. The copper wire is soft and bendable, which is perfect for little hands to wind around a stick.
- Keep 3-4 inches of the copper wire straight to insert into the vase.
Florist Tip: If the copper wire does not want to stay in place, tie the wire to the stem of the daisy with a piece of string.
Repeat steps 1-4 for additional bud vase.
Sit back and enjoy your handiwork!
Add your own twist to this do-it-yourself project by using different flowers. Carnations, lilies and tulips are just a few options that are easy for kids to arrange in a bud vase. For a list of different flowers you can use and prices to estimate a budget, check out our current list of Arizona Flower Market flower specials!